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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Apr-18-2019, 01:51:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,314
Posted By rovert604
Re: Trifeca (abs,brake,dsc)+ tmp lights up when loosing traction

I just reread your symptom. In the past when I made DSC go off, Iíd randomly get the same lights triggered and then traction control/ABS would be 100% disabled. When checking my codes I got and error...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-16-2019, 05:46:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 688
Posted By rovert604
Re: Best RTAB Tool?

A good ol drill, BAF (big ass flathead) and a hammer are what got my OEM RTAB out in 10 minutes vs spending an hour trying to get it out with an RTAB tool that I ended up breaking.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-13-2019, 08:49:37 PM
Replies: 5,170
Views: 462,662
Posted By rovert604
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-12-2019, 09:33:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By rovert604
Re: Any experience with repainting PDC sensors or using aftermarket PDC sensors?

My car has factory paint over the sensors. You can hear the ticking if you put your ear close to the sonar/ultrasonic sensor when sensors are powered up in reverse.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-08-2019, 07:16:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 398
Posted By rovert604
Re: Low idle, canít figure it out.

Oh wow. Great to know that can cause your symptoms. Without taking the alternator out can you see the issue? I know a lot of the wiring is all behind it.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-07-2019, 02:59:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By rovert604
Re: SMG owners, can you feel the SMG pump slipping the clutch?

Would be nice to see some in car video of the dash as itís doing it. Maybe you need a DIS adaption or compression springs.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-05-2019, 05:23:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By rovert604
Re: SMG owners, can you feel the SMG pump slipping the clutch?

I just love it's multi-personality that it has. One moment I can be banging out shifts and hammering it through the curves and every now and then I will do a track "no no" and downshift in mid...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-05-2019, 03:42:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By rovert604
Re: SMG owners, can you feel the SMG pump slipping the clutch?

I feel mine acts just like any other good driver. I might ease off a clutch so I donít cause a rough engagement too. There are just so many programs for SMG not to know how it works within one drive....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-03-2019, 05:36:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 398
Posted By rovert604
Re: Low idle, canít figure it out.

Whenís the last time you took your Idle Control Valve (ICV) out and gave it a good clean?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-31-2019, 11:35:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By rovert604
Re: What to cover in engine bay when detailing?

Iíve never covered anything for the 13 years of E46 ownership. I just open her up and then give her a wash a few times a year. I usually do it at wand wash and never put pressure on any connectors....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-30-2019, 03:36:21 AM
Replies: 5,170
Views: 462,662
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Oh I met the green plant. Eating up all the CO2 from the S54s. Haha. I love IB aka blurple!!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-30-2019, 03:22:13 AM
Replies: 5,170
Views: 462,662
Posted By rovert604
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-29-2019, 01:56:49 AM
Replies: 5,170
Views: 462,662
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

^ Estoril goodness!!

Itís blossom season now!

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-29-2019, 01:07:20 AM
Replies: 9,865
Views: 659,092
Posted By rovert604
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

Your loyal steed awaiting your arrival. Just like a Puppy when you come back after years without seeing them. Theyíre right there to give you unconditional love.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-23-2019, 04:43:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By rovert604
Tell me about your sway bar config & feedback

From what I feel with just changing suspension settings, softer = more grip, firmer = less grip.

Thatís why a drift car setup is very firm. Weight transfer happens really quick so you can better...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-19-2019, 09:46:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,135
Posted By rovert604
Re: Make MK60 Less Intrusive

My issue with M track is how suddenly it puts you back into line once it recognizes you passed the line too quickly. I wish it was more gentle so I could throttle the car out back into a straight...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-19-2019, 12:49:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By rovert604
Re: SMG Microswitch Disassembly Bolt Head Type/Size?

I just remember to clean my contacts on the switch I used an eye glass flathead. It was tiny enough to get the square metal cover off to clean the contact side. When installing the cover I turned it...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-17-2019, 10:04:05 PM
Replies: 5,170
Views: 462,662
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

^ same here. Now I need to change out my wheels since there is no more snow. Itís suddenly summer where I live!

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-11-2019, 12:53:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By rovert604
Re: Ar20 source

Here you go!

2.0" In/Out x 14" OAL Aero Exhaust Resonator, 4" Round Body https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002TBAWA6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_mfBHCbM3XSV9J
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-06-2019, 07:34:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By rovert604
Re: Bonded

^This!!!! Amen! When you know your car very intimately...you can make it do ///Magic with you.

I remember one night when I was practicing some snowkhana around islands in a parking lot and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-06-2019, 04:21:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By rovert604
Re: Bonded

Snow driving in my car has been one of the most beneficial ways that I have experienced in appreciating such driving dynamics that the car brings to the table. There is no need for 160mph Nurburgring...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-02-2019, 05:55:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 325
Posted By rovert604
Re: Running different size wheels ok?

Then youíll just have more sensitive DSC intervention than normal. But I have no experience. Youíll just need to try it out. It would suck to be making a left turn and you immediately have to hit the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-02-2019, 05:51:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 325
Posted By rovert604
Re: Running different size wheels ok?

Just make sure to keep tire circumference to spec and DSC wonít have a problem. The main thing that will change is natural handling dynamics. One set of tires on one axle vs the other will create...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-27-2019, 05:16:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,143
Posted By rovert604
Re: Contemplating getting back into an E46..

SMG:

Usually itís the little things like sensors and a relay that fail. The big thing is just the actual motor on the pump assembly. That can be purchased from Burkhart Engineering at Blunntech...
Forum: Coding and Tuning Sun, Feb-24-2019, 04:55:42 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 53,287
Posted By rovert604
Re: Brake Force Display for E46

Itís pretty easy in the correct environments. When itís dark youíll see it in your mirrors reflecting off everything that is light colored or reflective. Most cars are reflective so itís easy to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-12-2019, 07:21:15 PM
Replies: 5,170
Views: 462,662
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Bestoril Snow Warrior. [emoji56]

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-29-2019, 12:29:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By rovert604
No M Track mode for me?

Thatís the standard way for an instrument cluster that doesnít have the M track mode light. Iíve never heard of any other alternative other than not coding M track and having everything either on or...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-29-2019, 12:23:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By rovert604
Re: No M Track mode for me?

Correct. Then youíll just have the same dual mode traction control indicators as a non M with DSC. One single press will light up the middle triangle amber which will M track mode for your car. a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-18-2019, 03:14:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,039
Posted By rovert604
Re: SMG * 0 bar * Help me find a correlation

Yeah decided not to fix what isnít broke and what I donít hear doesnít fail often. Only touch the things that others mostly have a problem with.

I plan on swapping to manual sometime just because...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-18-2019, 02:50:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,039
Posted By rovert604
Re: SMG * 0 bar * Help me find a correlation

Didnít change any seals at all. There was nothing to change when I undid it from the hydraulic lines and took it out of the engine bay.

Iíve had full CSL ď255Ē programming since 2015. Itís been a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-08-2019, 02:19:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,039
Posted By rovert604
SMG * 0 bar * Help me find a correlation

I canít believe I forgot to update this thread. I got a PM asking what my final outcome was and realized i never followed up here.

The problem was the SMG motor. I ordered the Burkhart motor from...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-15-2018, 11:19:59 PM
Replies: 9,865
Views: 659,092
Posted By rovert604
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

To setup the rebound, turn clockwise to stiffest and click 9 times back for the front and 12 times for the rear. Thatíll put you at default levels. Then play from there.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-15-2018, 10:19:03 PM
Replies: 9,865
Views: 659,092
Posted By rovert604
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

Nice. Let us know what differences you feel after youíve figured it out. I have V2s as well. Start with default settings for damper adjustment.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-15-2018, 07:10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By rovert604
Re: Fuel Tank Only Filling Half

Check your secret Easter egg OBC. Youíll find which side fuel level sensor is not working as the OBC will show fuel levels on the left tank and right tank.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-03-2018, 08:51:05 PM
Replies: 5,170
Views: 462,662
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Winter is coming! The roads are being prepped for below freezing now.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-02-2018, 07:09:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,130
Posted By rovert604
Re: Rasp

Like golf ball dimples!!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-02-2018, 06:01:30 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,130
Posted By rovert604
Rasp

Hereís a picture to support this claim...inside of my AR20:

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-02-2018, 05:20:13 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,130
Posted By rovert604
Re: Rasp

It is the super light weight section threes that can sound like a total mess because of their lack of acoustic control. My heavyíish Eisenmann race section three sounded great the day it was...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-02-2018, 03:59:24 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,130
Posted By rovert604
Re: Rasp

Itís weird. My friendís car is a 2002 and he hardly has rasp without any mods. When my car was OEM like his, he commented on how much more raspy mine was. I guess everyoneís car is different! Mine...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-02-2018, 03:02:59 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,130
Posted By rovert604
Re: Rasp

I spent $40 from eBay on an AR20, in-line with the OEM resonator and a buddy welded it up really good...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181202/009ebbecd6de2b68d4570e5030f2ee15.jpg

Rasp was...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-01-2018, 07:00:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By rovert604
Re: Quick wheel spacer confirmation question

Thanks! Just lowered on KW V2s. Lower to your liking, everyone is different! I just raised mine for the 4x4 winter life. LOL. I'll keep the same spacer setup on for my OEM 18s as well.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-30-2018, 08:03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By rovert604
Quick wheel spacer confirmation question

Once lowered I kind of wish I would have run with 20mm in the front to match the rear better. But maybe thatís too excessive as far as spacer size.

With the rears at 12mm, my friend has no...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-30-2018, 05:30:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By rovert604
Re: Quick wheel spacer confirmation question

I had no issue with 15mm front and 12 mm rear on stock height suspension.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181130/377653a4da76902d1d57817115904345.jpg

I believe ZCP vs my OEM 19 are same...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-28-2018, 07:33:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,809
Posted By rovert604
Re: BimmerWorld doesn't want my money?

Who is your bank provider for your credit card? I use Royal Bank and even with a US currency credit card I cannot add an international address. The agent over the phone says it only allows Canadian...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-27-2018, 10:18:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,809
Posted By rovert604
Re: BimmerWorld doesn't want my money?

I live in Vancouver and have a Canadian billing address. I ship my stuff to WA state since itís 10 mins away from where I work on 100% of American sourced orders. Bummerworld had no problem when I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-25-2018, 08:51:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By rovert604
Re: Anyone ever use Aquapel?

Never had the wiper chatter unless the wiper is is super winter cold. But that only lasts for a few wipes until itís warmed up enough to be clean. Iíve always tried to keep fresh flexible rubber on...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-25-2018, 05:16:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By rovert604
Re: Anyone ever use Aquapel?

Iíve been using it on my E46s for years. I once went 24 months in between applications. Right now Iím at 9 months and while driving Mother Nature was due for a baby. The heavens opened and the water...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-25-2018, 05:03:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 954
Posted By rovert604
Re: Michelin Pilot Super Sports

I bought an old PSS set for around $300 on Craigslist which were probably at 80% tread life. We called them Pilot Solid Sports after a year because I could easily do Pilot Super Slides with them and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-24-2018, 04:33:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By rovert604
AUX fan sensor

If this is the sensor right below on the passenger side that plugs in up/down at the lower part of the radiator, you can get a new o-ring at the hardware store. I have the size at home and Iíll snap...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-16-2018, 06:03:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,752
Posted By rovert604
Re: BMW M2 CP has rear subframe bolted to the body without bushings.... uh oh

I have solid aluminum subframe bushings and I don't notice any extra sound or ride quality harshness. What I do notice is upon throttle actuation I can feel the reaction to what the rear chassis...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-16-2018, 12:03:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By rovert604
Re: Possible fuel tank issue

I have this happen once and very blue moon. Usually it seems like an overly sensitive pump. On the next tank try another pump and see if it does the same. It probably wonít.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-11-2018, 10:30:09 PM
Replies: 5,170
Views: 462,662
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Letís add more color!

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-08-2018, 07:23:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By rovert604
Re: Not starting - help me diagnose

Were you able to get the engine running?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-08-2018, 05:34:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 964
Posted By rovert604
Re: My warm up procedures.

I believe there is little vacuum built up to pull oil more effectively across the intervals. Internals arenít moving as fast to throw up oil. The engine also runs cold/rich for a much longer period...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-08-2018, 05:13:08 AM
Replies: 9,865
Views: 659,092
Posted By rovert604
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

The DME tune will take care of the engine revs to help match the RPMs better to each gear going up or down. The downshifts will be far smoother and upshifts should also be better. What IĎve compared...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-08-2018, 05:06:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 964
Posted By rovert604
Re: My warm up procedures.

Sounds fine to me. I have my warm up lights coded to turn off with my oil temp. So when all the lights are off, itís only 50įF to operating temp.

My normal commute in the Vancouver area, is down...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-08-2018, 04:40:37 AM
Replies: 9,865
Views: 659,092
Posted By rovert604
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

If the tune does the DME and SMG module then youíll be very happy with it. A friend coded my transmission a couple months after I bought it and after using it, I never thought about the transmission...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-08-2018, 01:01:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By rovert604
Re: Not starting - help me diagnose

You can push start an SMG easily just the same as a manual.

But if EWS is a problem it may not keep the engine alive. Hereís how to push start:

1. Car into neutral with key in position 2 just...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Nov-02-2018, 03:38:33 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 15,943
Posted By rovert604
Re: ďGroup BuyĒ Morimoto XB LED Fog Lights!

If anyone that has existing HID bulb setup in their OEM housing that would be really nice if you could get a snapshot of the beam pattern in an empty lot before and after with LEDs with the camera on...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-24-2018, 09:14:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 706
Posted By rovert604
Re: Headlight Issue

Mine was a bad bulb.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-24-2018, 05:54:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 706
Posted By rovert604
Re: Headlight Issue

First swap bulbs side to side and see if the issue follows the movement. Then youíll want to swap ballasts. The left side is sitting on the wheel well but the right side is mounted under the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-17-2018, 01:27:16 AM
Replies: 5,170
Views: 462,662
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-12-2018, 01:39:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By rovert604
Re: Subframe Reinforcement Safety Concerns

The frame rails extend much further behind the rear mounting point of the bar. Should you be involved in an extremely unfortunate rear end collision that ends up with crash energy reaching your bar,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-09-2018, 03:33:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,571
Posted By rovert604
Anyone have kw v2 Coils, thoughts?

The only thing I can comment on PSSx compared to my KWV2 is that I feel PSS valving might be towards more comfort. I did like the ride in my friends PSS but havenít driven it or pushed it hard so...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-05-2018, 04:42:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By rovert604
Re: stutter at light throttle.

Iím guessing it all depends how much cold idling the ICV has to deal with and how much oil vapor gets stuck. Mine had exactly what issues you had until I cleaned it. But after having to swap the SMG...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-05-2018, 04:26:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By rovert604
Re: stutter at light throttle.

Make sure you have extra SMG fluid because you may need to remove the hose that connects the reservoir to the pump. The bottom of the reservoir has a valve that seals shut once the hose is pulled out...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-05-2018, 12:12:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By rovert604
Re: stutter at light throttle.

Your ICV aka idle control valve is carboned up. Itís under the intake plenum which you must remove to get access to then youíll need spare hose clamps to put it back on. Do some searches on DIY and...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Oct-02-2018, 03:16:05 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 15,943
Posted By rovert604
Re: ďGroup BuyĒ Morimoto XB LED Fog Lights!

Guys all you need to do is unplug one side and turn the fogs on with the car on to check whether your LCM is checking. Iíve been on the same old HID kit for over a decade and never had an issue even...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-23-2018, 03:28:59 AM
Replies: 9,865
Views: 659,092
Posted By rovert604
What did you do to/for your ///M today?

^ thatís what I use and have been using for over 32K miles ago. I use MOS2 in between when Ceratec needs to be refreshed since itís supposed to last around 30K miles. Iíve just sent in my third...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-15-2018, 07:32:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 720
Posted By rovert604
Re: How do I drive my car with the hood up

Youíre probably taping the alarm sensor. The other good sensors are both in front of either side of the intake funnel above the radiator. Youíll see where the hood pegs go down into there are...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-14-2018, 06:09:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 856
Posted By rovert604
Re: Hurricane Florence Ready

Question what if you raised it with a huge waterproof tarp under it and lots of towels to cushion the jack points so the tarp isnít compromised?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-13-2018, 12:03:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By rovert604
Rear end clunk only when cold?

Front differential bolt is your likely issue. It requires quite a lot of torque (153ftlbs?) to keep it from moving. Maybe yours is just about tight enough so as heat builds up and expands metals,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 01:03:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 688
Posted By rovert604
Re: Tail light and trunk lid button out - NOT the trunk portion of the wiring harness

This was my problem. Iím confused as to what you meant so ignore this post if you already checked.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-07-2018, 02:46:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By rovert604
Re: HELP - Can anyone identify these connectors near the headlights?

That will be the wire to headlight auto leveling. Since the arm to the sensor is broken I have disconnected mine so the lights done click up and down into incorrect alignments.
...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Sep-07-2018, 12:50:30 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 15,943
Posted By rovert604
Re: BMW E46 Morimoto XB LED Fog Lights!

Those projectors above this post arenít really optimized for light output. They are really tiny!!
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Sep-06-2018, 11:34:05 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 15,943
Posted By rovert604
Re: BMW E46 Morimoto XB LED Fog Lights!

Found it:

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6008/5932966496_805e26db32_b.jpg

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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Sep-06-2018, 10:28:30 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 15,943
Posted By rovert604
Re: BMW E46 Morimoto XB LED Fog Lights!

Seeing a thread a long time ago about someone who just retro'ed HID projectors into the OEM fog housing, his light output was about the same as projector headlights but lower on the ground filling...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Sep-06-2018, 08:30:23 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 15,943
Posted By rovert604
Re: BMW E46 Morimoto XB LED Fog Lights!

Any aftermarket LED bulb will compare to halogen. Just color temp and maybe a tad more brighter. I know a friend with an E46 who tried them in his projectors. They completely dumped down the lumens...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-06-2018, 12:46:12 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 20,059
Posted By rovert604
Re: Best D2S bulb for e46 M3

Yeah CBB are around 15% brighter than CBI. But they price them nearly 100% more. Garbage pricing.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-05-2018, 08:00:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 605
Posted By rovert604
Re: Eisenmann Race Sound Level

Here's the sound of one AR20 installed:

https://youtu.be/bCMsWhKtTvE
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-05-2018, 07:09:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 605
Posted By rovert604
Re: Eisenmann Race Sound Level

I get moderate drone at 2500 to 3000 when I'm on load. It's usually around 60mph in 6th. If I'm on the interstate and everyone else is moving above 70mph then there are no worries of any drone...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-05-2018, 06:25:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 605
Posted By rovert604
Re: Eisenmann Race Sound Level

I've had Eisenmann Race on mine for a couple years now. The weight of section 3 should already tell you that there is a good amount of sound deadening material within the muffler. The OEM muffler...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-05-2018, 06:40:35 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 20,059
Posted By rovert604
Re: Best D2S bulb for e46 M3

Just beware you have a high chance of getting fake CBI on Amazon unless OSRAM has a genuine store there. I was duped on Amazon with fake ones that looked pretty real for 1/2 the cost. Itís not worth...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-05-2018, 04:22:37 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 20,059
Posted By rovert604
Best D2S bulb for e46 M3

https://www.theretrofitsource.com/d1s-osram-xenarc-66144-66140-cbi.html

Use: TRSFBLIKE for 5% off or TRS10 for 10%.
Not sure if they are still working but worth a shot.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-04-2018, 10:58:42 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 20,059
Posted By rovert604
Re: Best D2S bulb for e46 M3

CBB will be more whiter blue just like CBI or CBB compared to a warmer temp light of XV2. But the warmer more yellow XV2 have even more lumen (approx 15% more) projected than CBB which is more...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-04-2018, 09:59:21 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 20,059
Posted By rovert604
Best D2S bulb for e46 M3

Iíve driven long full 10 hour overnight road trips on CBI and felt zero fatigue or issues with seeing the road and objects under heavy rain in completely darkness.

I was comparing my light output...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-30-2018, 05:06:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 663
Posted By rovert604
Re: Hard time pinpointing 06 M3 intermittent starting issue

The good thing is itís not your SMG motor, accumulator, or clutch slave. Youíre getting enough pressure to put it in first or reverse. When the system canít pressure up itíll default to Neutral as a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-30-2018, 01:26:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 663
Posted By rovert604
Re: Hard time pinpointing 06 M3 intermittent starting issue

Does it stay in Neutral or can you put the transmission in 1st or R when parked?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-29-2018, 04:02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 663
Posted By rovert604
Re: Hard time pinpointing 06 M3 intermittent starting issue

I can start my car with the hood open without any issues. Itís imperative to be able to do that when needing to diagnose engine noises.

There are so many variables why a car doesnít start and...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Aug-25-2018, 07:39:29 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 15,943
Posted By rovert604
Re: BMW E46 Morimoto XB LED Fog Lights!

I was in my friend's car tonight, canyon carving while my friend drove my car the whole night, in the lead. My fogs are 35w 6000K HID, not optimal for actual fog/pouring rain but useable in any...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Aug-22-2018, 05:12:01 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 15,943
Posted By rovert604
Re: BMW E46 Morimoto XB LED Fog Lights!

If there was a good projector drop in, into the OEM housing Iíd rather have that since HID will be far nicer lumens to the ground than LED.

I hope TRS can use a light meter to compare LED with a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-20-2018, 08:18:17 PM
Replies: 5,170
Views: 462,662
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

I've run 265/30 as well. That was a lot more rub for me.

255 feels better handling wise even though it doesn't look as aggressive from the rear but I prefer being able to go all out and not worry...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-20-2018, 07:38:48 PM
Replies: 5,170
Views: 462,662
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

255/35R19 PSS on 12mm! Moderate fender roll was done. Only slight split second tire/fender rub on driver rear side over a hard dip with 4 adults at WOT. Passenger side is happy though!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-20-2018, 07:19:30 PM
Replies: 5,170
Views: 462,662
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Vancouver fire smog is dirtier than your emissions then. LOL

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180820/aa6955588a792327e1b1ace301e02f98.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-19-2018, 01:57:35 AM
Replies: 5,170
Views: 462,662
Posted By rovert604
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-16-2018, 09:19:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By rovert604
Re: Rim vs Tire width

I just came from running 265/30 PSS to 255/35 PSS on my rear OEM 19s. Main reason was so I wouldnít rub when I was fully loaded because I have 12mm spacers installed. I feel that there is a better...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-15-2018, 02:27:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By rovert604
Brake + TCS Light

I believe you need something to read the other BMW computers because yours is only reading engine warnings.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-15-2018, 01:40:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By rovert604
Re: Brake + TCS Light

Use BMW Scanner/PA Soft to get codes from the ABS/DSC modules to find out what the problem is.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-14-2018, 07:21:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By rovert604
SMG primed with the resi off, bleed needed?

The reservoir fluid is only when the system is leaking somehow and itíll just be there to keep the pump full of fluid. It does not circulate. Unplugging it from reservoir should be perfectly fine....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-10-2018, 06:55:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 909
Posted By rovert604
Re: How many of you daily your M's in colder climates?

You guys will cringe because of me then....:raspberry:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4708/40445903811_cc7eb44e3d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24C4Q6a)[/url]

I dailied a E46 ZHP 330i for 9 years,...
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